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ISIRV-WHO Virtual Conference 19-21 October 2021
SAVE THE DATE    29 Sept - 2 Oct 2022          RSV2022 Intl Symposium                                  
RSV 2022 logo details

Given the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the RSV2020 conference originally planned for September 2020 has been postponed until 2022.

RSV2022 will be hosted at the ICC Waterfront, an award-winning venue in Belfast, N.Ireland.

In the meantime, the RSV Webinar Series February 2021, provided research updates to the RSV Community. Webinar recordings, including keynote presentations by Prof. Harish Nair, Prof. Carolina Lopez, Prof. Peter Openshaw and Dr. Barney S. Graham, can be accessed via the RSV Webinar Programme here. 

  Visit the RSV Webinar Series Poster Gallery  



8th ESWI Influenza Conference, Salzburg (virtual edition)

4-7 December 2021 - for more details, visit the website

OPTIONS X Programme

ANNOUNCEMENT: The OPTIONS series of meetings will now be held every two years, with effect from OPTIONS XI.

It is hoped that this, the 11th meeting in the series, will be held in the UK, late September 2022.

Details tbc shortly.
In the meantime, OPTIONS XII is planned for late August 2024 and will be held in Milan, Italy

The 10th edition of the Options for the Control of Influenza conference in Singapore ended on 1 September 2019.

  OPTIONS X Programme  

Global Influenza Update

An Influenza update from the WHO can be found here.

Influenza Vaccine

The recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2021-2022 northern hemisphere influenza season can be found here.

Zoonotic Influenza

Antigenic and genetic characteristics of zoonotic influenza viruses and candidate vaccine viruses developed for potential use in human vaccines is here.


Information and links to other sources of information on this evolving situation is available in the news section.

ISIRV Awards: The Geoffrey Schild Award 2020

We are delighted to announce the winners of this award:

Dr Kirsty Short, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr Raffael Nachbagauer, Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, USA.

This prestigious award is for outstanding early career investigators in the field of respiratory viruses.

Both Drs Short and Nachbagauer will be invited to deliver a keynote lecture at an appropriate isirv meeting, but in the interim, they have kindly agreed to deliver a webinar based on their research (further details to be announced)

ISIRV Special Interest Group - The International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Society

In mid-2017, the International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Society (IRSVS) became a special interest group of isirv. The IRSVS is a global independent group of RSV professionals, with members from all continents working on all research fronts. The IRSVS’s goal is to ensure that there is a succession of venues to share scientific information and accelerate the development of strategies to reduce the impact of RSV infection. Read more...


The ISIRV Journal, Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, is now published in an online only format. No printed issue will be produced but authors will still be able to order offprints of their own articles. ISIRV members will receive a 10% discount for articles submitted.

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